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    Les courageuses v. Gilbert Rozon

    Victims of sexual assault and/or harassment by Gilbert Rozon

    The action claims just compensation for the victims, but also an award of truly exemplary punitive damages in order not only to punish the perpetrator and deter similar behavior, but to signify the intensity with which our society denounces such behavior.

    Latest news

    On March 5, Les Courageuses notified and filed an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada from the Court of Appeal’s decision overturning the judgment authorizing the class action.

    Since the Supreme Court of Canada has suspended its deadlines until further notice, Gilbert Rozon’s deadline for responding to Les Courageuses’ application for leave to appeal has not begun to run. When the deadlines will resume, he will have 30 days to respond.

    Conditions to be part of this class action

    You are part of this class action if Gilbert Rozon sexually assaulted or harassed you.

    The class action

    On November 27, 2017, the non-profit association Les Courageuses filed an application to be authorized to bring a class action on behalf of the victims of Gilbert Rozon.

    On March 13, 2018, in a detailed judgment, the Honourable Justice Donald Bisson confirms that the terms “sexual predator” and “rape” refer to factual allegations that Les Courageuses have the right to use to describe Mr. Rozon and his actions. Judge Bisson’s conclusions are that these passages are relevant to the class action. He adds that Rozon’s motion to strike seeks to remove the core of the factual allegations in the Motion, which the Court cannot do. The judge therefore denied Mr. Rozon’s application to strike out portions of the application for leave to institute a class action. This is a significant victory for Les Courageuses and the members of the group.

    On May 22, 2018, one week after the hearing of the application for authorization to institute a class action, the Honourable Justice Donald Bisson authorized a class action by Les Courageuses against Gilbert Rozon.

    On August 15, 2018, the Honourable Justice Schrager of the Court of Appeal allowed Rozon to appeal the Superior Court judgment authorizing the class action. The hearing before three judges of the Court of Appeal took place on May 16, 2019.

    On January 8, 2020, the Quebec Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the Quebec Superior Court authorizing the class action instituted by Les Courageuses against Gilbert Rozon. Two out of three judges of the Court of Appeal reasoned that the proposed class action was not the appropriate procedural vehicle and that the victims should rather institute individual lawsuits. The Honourable Justice Dominique Bélanger, dissenting, would have dismissed the appeal and authorized the class action to proceed.

    On March 5, Les Courageuses notified and filed an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada from the Court of Appeal’s decision overturning the judgment authorizing the class action. Since the Supreme Court of Canada has suspended its deadlines until further notice, Gilbert Rozon’s deadline for responding to Les Courageuses’ application for leave to appeal has not begun to run. When the deadlines will resume, he will have 30 days to respond.

    Les Courageuses are represented by two law firms specializing in class actions, Kugler Kandestin and TJL.

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    Please note that all communications with our office are covered by solicitor-client privilege and will remain strictly confidential.

    If you chose to register, your identity will remain confidential and will be protected by solicitor-client privilege.

    A toll-free information helpline exists for sexual assault victims of all ages. The service provides free, bilingual and confidential support and guidance, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout Québec, at a toll-free number: 1 888 933-9007 or 514 933-9007 for the Montreal region.

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